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Stop Buying Medicines if You are Not Going to Have it as Prescribed

Stop Buying Medicines if You are Not Going to Have it as Prescribed

Health, India, Sci-Tech
Mumbai (BWI) - Oh! I forgot to take my medicines! How often have you said this or heard people saying it? We forget many things in our daily lives, but there is a difference when we forget to take our prescribed medicines. If you missed yesterday’s medicines, you can’t take them today – the damage has already happened in your body. According to the World Health Organization, “Approximately 50% of patients do not take their medications as prescribed.” This can lead to significant increase in hospitalization, treatment failure and even death. As per studies, 2.5 times increased a risk of hospitalization for patients with diabetes. Praveen Wadalkar with more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare domain offers strategies for patients to improve medicine adherence through his book “Sto